Star Derry joined the CBS 4 Weather Authority in March of 2018.

Star earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Climatology & Hydrology from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. Star’s meteorology career has kept her close to home. She grew up in Tinley Park, Illinois and was lucky enough to start her career at WIFR in Rockford, Illinois. After that, Star moved to WKOW in Madison, Wisconsin. After living in the Badger state, Star made the trip to WTTV here in Indianapolis. Star specializes in severe weather coverage and climatology.

Outside of work, Star spends her time on the trails with her horse, Kentucky Rain or playing with her cat, Alice.


Recent Articles
  • Difficult travel Friday evening as Winter Weather Advisory goes into effect

    A very active map this morning as we track this winter weather system.  Omaha is starting off their morning with snow and Dallas has more unneeded rain. Temperatures are going to be chilly today which will be a big drop from the last few days (and most of the last month).  We’ll have plenty of dry time through the daytime hours with much more active weather this evening. The alert map is very colorful this morning.  The purple color is […]

  • Much colder and briefly active for central Indiana, with snow on the way for some areas

    Wow!  Frigid air has slid into the Upper Plains with Bismarck waking up 20 degrees below zero and wind chills another 15 degrees colder.  Back in Indiana, we have a northwesterly wind this morning, so we are receiving some of that cold air and returning to average temperatures.  Winter coats definitely needed again! Wind chills are in the teens and mid to low 20s.  Bundle up before you head out this morning because the wind is icy! Thursday is starting […]

  • Dangerous driving conditions as fog takes over Wednesday

    Noon Update:  Visibility is still very low across Central Indiana but the advisory has been allowed to expire since the fog should begin to thin out over the next couple of hours.  The wind will pick up enough later this afternoon to clear out whatever is left.  We will see a few sprinkles this afternoon but still not expecting anything substantial or widespread. Original post: A dense fog advisory is in effect until 10 a.m. Wednesday.  We’ll still have fog […]

  • After a break Tuesday, we’re tracking wet weather for Wednesday

    A little foggy this morning with more fog expected tonight.  We continue to track this brief break from wet weather today with a dry Tuesday forecast. Temperatures are starting off in the 30s this morning, but we’re going to be much above average by this afternoon!  Highs will reach the low 50s today, continuing our pattern of above-average temperatures that we’ve seen since the start of the month.  We’ll see some clouds today but some moments of sunshine are expected. […]

  • Flood Warnings continue as weather gets quieter

    Flood warnings remain in effect for many area rivers.  The White River is expected to fall below flood stage Monday evening.  We’ll get a couple days of dry weather to give us some recovery time from the three and a half inches of rain we had over the last couple of days.  We broke daily records both Friday and Saturday, so I’m glad we’ll have a bit of a break from the rain here.  We are tracking an active end […]

  • Tracking heavy rain, potential flooding in central Indiana

    Noon Update: Rain continues to fall across central Indiana.  We’ve already picked up nearly an inch in Indianapolis and another 1-3″ is set to fall over the next 30 or so hours.  Prepare for additional flooding. 8am Update:  Some viewers have reported local totals of a full inch.  Here are the current official totals: Rain will continue to fall on Friday with more on Saturday so storm totals could reach 2-4+ inches. Original post: More than a half inch of […]

  • Soaking rains head for central Indiana

    No worries on radar this morning but we’ll be watching for rain to develop over the lower Plains later today.  That rain will eventually get to central Indiana and bring us 2-4″ of soaking rains.  Timeline later in this post. No rain this morning or through the afternoon.  The main concern Thursday morning is the cold!  Wind chills are in the teens for many of us so scarf, gloves, and winter coat all needed.  We have a warm front sliding […]

  • Colder Wednesday; lots of rain to come

    Cold start to our Wednesday morning with a wind chill factor making it feel like we’re in the 20s.  Coats and gloves recommended this morning.  The good news is that no wet weather is expected today so driving conditions will be good. We’ll be mainly sunny today but temperatures will be noticeably cooler this afternoon.  Tuesday managed to climb to 47° which is more than ten degrees above average.  Today, though, temperatures return to a more January-like point, stopping right […]

  • Tracking flooding concerns later this week

    Tracking a wintry mix SE of us but that won’t bring any wet weather to Central Indiana.  That system is heading for New Jersey.  We’ll have some clouds this morning but they’ll thin out for sunshine for most of our Tuesday.Not much wind this morning but that will pick up later today with sustained winds of 15mph and gusts of 20mph. Breezy with somewhat above average temperatures today.  We’ll continue the more than two week pattern of above average temperatures […]

  • Quiet start to week; flooding concerns by end

    Chilly enough for a jacket Monday morning with temperatures right around freezing.  Average lows this time of the year are in the mid-low 20s so currents aren’t all that bad considering we’re in January.  We do have a breeze so those of us in the low 30s have wind chills in the 20s.High pressure is in control so we’ll stay dry for, actually, a couple of days.  Things will just start to dry up before loads more wet weather arrive […]

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